January 31, 2009

Baby shower

Today's baby shower was great! Thank you to my husband for his help and putting up with my obsessive compulsiveness with perfection...He went to get touch up paint for some spots on the walls-( probably from my bad pitching arm- Bella's ball leaving marks on our walls ) Anyway, the original paint store where the contractors got the paint when the house was built was closed today ; so Adam went to Benjamin Moore and had them "match" the color. He came home and touched up all sorts of spots! Well he left to go get a haircut and I came out a while later to find grayish splotches on the walls. The color was darker than the wall paint and we had random looking shadows on the walls...I had a melt down for a moment- emotions are high right now :o) and he felt bad. He came home and went strait for the blow dryer to see if maybe the paint was still wet....It wasn't. He went and sat in the living room in a chair like a "puppy that just got in trouble"- according to one of my friends who was helping set up with me at the time. He really was just trying to help and I can be a little anal at times I will admit. I'm sure no one even noticed with all the other fun things to look at. Here is a picture of the table set up and our hostess gift to the Lewis family for baby Brody. I have now decided I am making diaper cakes and selling them on the side. It was a blast making this one and I would love to do more! If you are reading this and like what you see pass along my name and number to anyone throwing a baby shower :o) Here is a picture of my belly and the little girl we are anxiously waiting to see. We are ready but still have quite a while to go. It'll be here soon enough! Tomorrow we hope to go get some registering done in the morning and Adam is going to play golf in the afternoon. His shoulder has been bothering him- hopefully it won't hurt too bad with his golf swing. Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

January 30, 2009

YAY it's February!

I know we put pictures up so that everyone could see our baby girl, but we didn't have time to write. We are both very excited to be having a girl and we went strait to Target to buy some girly clothes to celebrate! Oh, and we stopped at Pizza Hut :o)

Last weekend my mom came into town and helped me get organized in the kitchen. We put together some Fix and Freeze things so all I have to do is decide what sounds good for dinner and let it defrost while I'm at work- when we get home warm it up and dinner is served! It was great having her here and like always I wish she could've stayed longer, but she has to get back to Dad and Carter. I unfortunately, have to go back to work.

This weekend is going to be busy. We are having a friend's baby shower at our house on Saturday, so tonight (Friday) I have been busy cleaning and getting things ready! Sunday we are painting some more of the nursery. The handy work Adam did is all painted white and we will paint the rest of the walls a pearl/cream color with big stripes. One stripe will be shimmery metallic and the other just flat paint. Shiny and then dull. All around the room! I am looking forward to the finished product! I will also have another baby shower at our house the following Saturday for another friend. It's going to be fun and I LOVE doing things like this! I will post pictures of the showers once all is complete and picture worthy.

The baby has been kicking a lot. She is very busy during the school day -between 1-3:00. Maybe we won't have a night owl after all. I am not bothered during the night by kicking or movement. She seems to really start moving around when I eat. Adam has felt her a few times in the evening and it's the best feeling knowing she is moving around and happy. We have thought of a name we are almost certain we will call her but we also have others we are contemplating. We will let you know the name as soon as we think this is the one. I already know this will be the one...We both love it and smiled at each other when we found it. I got a giddy feeling so I am almost positive this will be the one we choose! Adam charged up the camera to take a picture of my growing belly but fell asleep....guess all that cleaning and laundry wore him out. HA! I hope everyone is well and I'm sorry we aren't updating this more (Amber W. and Colleen)! I promise I will do better!!

January 21, 2009


January 4, 2009

Happy 2009!

This is my first solo blog, and I have lots to talk about. Amber is already reading over my shoulder and trying to correct my grammar. I think somebody needs to get back into the classroom already. Tomorrow is her first day back and she is already complaining. It has been a good break for her she got to spend a lot of time with her family and enjoyed sleeping in and taking it easy. We spent Christmas in Lubbock this year with Amber and her family. Amber got there early and came home later, but I didn't stay as long because of work. When Amber got back we had another appointment with the Dr and we were both excited about being able to find out if we were having a girl or a boy. Turns out that the appointment was just another check up. We had already told all of our friends and family that we were hoping to find out, but oh well not a total disappointment We got to hear the heartbeat for the first time (157 bpm). There are all these rumors about being able to tell the gender by the heart rate, but after some thorough research its all just a bunch of baloney. So in short we still don't know what we are having, but are getting more and more anxious to find out. Amber woke up this morning around 3AM because she felt the baby move for the first time. Not the most perfect timing, but I was excited to be woken up by this news as opposed some of our walking, talking, black spider shenanigans. This New Years was interesting to say the least. Let me see if I can paint you a picture. Three dads to be, three moms to be, a new mom and dad with twins, and some friends that we are hoping are not far behind us. I think this was a small glimpse into all of our futures, but we still had fun and we enjoyed everyones company as always. Work is crazy for me right now because interest rates are so low. It was a long and stressful year with the economy, and I am thankful to have our baby as some new found inspiration to keep myself motivated. I did find some motivation to begin the process of building our new nursery. Amber is always so insistent on hiring a professional, but I am hopeful that I will impress her with my skills. We will continue to post more pictures as progress is made in the room but the wainscoting was the first of many steps. I hope everyone had a good Christmas and a great New Year. What a crazy and exciting year 2009 is going to be!